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What is the context for this panel of Captain Marvel (Shazam) and a vibrating mechanical horse?

I did some diggings. As it turns out, that's part of the 21st page of Captain Marvel Adventures #82 - The Streamlining of Captain Marvel As it turns out, Captain Marvel was afraid he took on some ...
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Can Shazam undress himself?

In Whiz Comics #50 (1944), Shazam (Captain Marvel at that time) undresses to go for a swim:
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What happens when adult Billy Batson says "Shazam"?

Kingdom Come (1996) had an adult version of Billy Batson, who upon saying "Shazam" changed into Shazam/Marvel. I see no particular difference in his Shazam look than in the one he typically changes ...
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If he has the Wisdom of Solomon, why does Shazam make so many foolish mistakes in the 2019 film?

I fear you may be confusing knowledge with wisdom. Knowledge is raw data. Wisdom is deep understanding of that raw data. Billy ultimately defeated his foe because he sussed out 1) how to create the ...
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How does Shazam tell people his name?

Saying Shazam! only matters when William Batson has focused his will and intent behind it. At any other time it's just a word. In the New52 version of Shazam, we are introduced to the Justice League (...
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What happens if Billy Batson time travels?

The answer is "yes", his power still works. The only instance where I can produce evidence for comes from the run of Justice Society, circa 2002. In the story, Hawkwoman, Mr. Terrific, and Captain ...
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Did Andrea Thomas become Isis or just gain her powers?

According to the main credits: "With this amulet, you (queen Hatshepsut of Egypt) and your descendants are endowed by the goddess Isis with the powers of ..." It sounds like "merely ...
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Were any elements from the Shazam! television series later integrated into the comics?

Well, the loosely cited Wikipedia entry for Shazam (Tv Series) answers two of your questions. For a brief time, Uncle Dudley became the role of Mentor in the comics. The Mentor character, as played ...
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How does Shazam tell people his name?

Spoiler warning for Shazam! (2019):
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Can Shazam be transformed by someone else recording him and then playing it back?

Not any more. In the comics, there have been stories where recordings have been used - This Quora question lists several of them. Conversely, There's been attempts by Sivana to block the magic ...
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How does Shazam tell people his name?

It was a problem that Captain Marvel Jr. had as HE transformed by saying "Captain Marvel". However, it appears that, as of Shazam! #1 (January 2019), Shazam has the same problem. SHAZAM: You're ...
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Is the original Shazam dead?

Assuming you're referring to the original comicbook Shazam, then the answer is a very firm yes. Captain Marvel's origin story was told no less than 6 times in the first 12 years of publication and ...
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If he has the Wisdom of Solomon, why does Shazam make so many foolish mistakes in the 2019 film?

What you mentioned was also pointed out by various characters in Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023), the second film in the DCEU Shazam series. Eugene: If I may point out one of the powers that may be ...
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Does the transformation into Shazam help heal Billy's injuries?

Yes On the Shazam wiki it says this: Advanced Healing: If he is injured in battle he may call on the magical lightning to heal himself and mend wounds. If wounded, his divine and supernatural ...
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How does Shazam tell people his name?

The characters of the name SHAZAM! all represent a powerful champion, even the exclamation point.  "It took the combined might of Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, Mercury and ! to stop and ...
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Can Shazam be transformed by someone else recording him and then playing it back?

Not sure about the comics, but at least in the Shazam 2019 film, it is Billy Batson / Shazam himself who needs to call out his name to make the transformation happen. This is actually clear in the ...
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Can Shazam/Captain Marvel's transformation be prevented by a roof?

First, a small qualifier to others' comments. In the Pre-Crisis contiunuity, the lightning does not come from The Old Wizard, but from Zeus. There's a story from the Fawcett era (Captain Marvel ...
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